Tom Dixon is one of the most interesting labels for us, which has a passion for beautiful interior design. They get more and more attention in the press.
Hardly anyone else manages to maintain and increase its success as a design company. When you see Tom Dixon’s latest designs and models at trade fairs or in the press, you would almost not believe that Tom didn’t study design. Only his passion for design has brought him where he stands today. He gained his real prominence in the 80s as a performance artist who spent his time in London’s nightclubs showing his own furniture designs live on the stage. The people were amazed about his work.
That led him to found his own manufactory “Dixon PID” in 1987, which later became known as “Space”.
With the founding of the manufactory he designed the Kitchen Chair and for the Italian giant “Cappellini” the S-Chair, which was the ticket to the design elite for Tom Dixon. The S-Chair is now considered a classic and can be seen in New York’s “Museum of Modern Art“.
In the late ’90s, Tom Dixon became a Creative Director at Habitat, where he had the task of enriching the label with young aspects of his design. In 2000, he was personally honored with an award by Queen Elizabeth II.
The speed at which people expect newness is quite taxing; it’s turned it into almost a fashion cycle – or even faster. People want novelties so often. There isn’t really time for new styles to emerge and mature and take roots, really. It is a great tool for accessibility, but not a particularly great one for allowing things to develop and enrich.
In 2002, he founded “Tom Dixon” under his own name in London, where he has since produced and distributed his own furniture and furnishings.
Jährlich kommen neue Kollektionen dazu, die meist an Veranstaltungen wie der „Milan Design Week“, dem „London Design Festival“ und der Pariser Messe „Maison & Objet“ vorgestellt werden. Das Produktportfolio umfasst von edlem Tischbesteck und Teelichthaltern (seit 2012), Couches und Tischen auch Leuchten, die einen sehr wichtigen Stellenwert für das Label eingenommen haben. Durch den Launch der Leuchtenserie „Melt“ hat das Designlabel für sich wieder einen Meilenstein gesetzt.
Every year he presents new collections mostly at events such as the “Milan Design Week“, the “London Design Festival” and the Paris fair “Maison & Objet“. The product range includes fine tableware and tealight holders (since 2012), couches and tables as well as lamps, which have taken a very important place for the label. With the launch of the “Melt” series, the design company has once again set a new milestone.
The pendant lamp is considered one of the most successful lighting designs by Tom Dixon and constantly appears in the press.
Lastly we saw the design at the Imm Cologne 2016. The different finishes differ greatly, especially in the switched on or off state. When switched off, the light is almost completely mirrored, while in the illuminated state the body becomes transparent.
Interior design projects such as hotels have been an important area for Tom Dixon since its founding.
Examples include the “Himitsu Bar” in Atlanta (USA), the “Hache Restaurant” in Peru, the “Bennelong” in Sydney or “The Pound” in Canterbury. Next to Ron Arad and James Dyson, Tom Dixon is one of the most important designers of Great Britain. For his unique designs he was nominated the “Designer of the Year” at Maison & Objet 2014.
We have traveled to London to look around in one of the two showrooms.
There are two showrooms by Tom Dixon: one is in New York (USA) and the other one in the UK. Located at the Portobello Dock in London and ideally positioned for tourists and private parties, the entire product range of the label is shown here.
The promise on the website that you might even meet Tom Dixon was not even rumored! We were allowed to shake hands with the top designer and talk a bit. In this video we will give you a tour of the old industrial building and highlight the best and latest lamps by the British designer.